The Issues books are in-depth examinations of subjects that are often difficult to talk about, such as abortion rights, feminism, assisted dying and mental health. They are written by authors who have a personal involvement and commitment to the subject they are writing about.

Cheat Code

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, high school senior Max gets blackmailed into corporate sabotage by the superintelligent AI he uses to cheat on an essay.

Ghost Queen

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, teen vlogger Malika and her boyfriend risk spending the night in a haunted fort in the hopes of meeting the famous ghost of a cursed Indian princess.

Just Kickin' It

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, sixteen-year-old Jesse wonders how far he’ll go for a cool new pair of sneakers when an older teen entices him into petty theft.

An Unbalanced Force

Ethan’s father has been lying about taking “business trips,” using them as cover for a clandestine — and potentially illegal — operation. To catch a liar, Ethan must become a liar, but what if the truth can throw his whole life off balance?


In Zalmon, every Life Event is pre-determined: where you’ll work, who you’ll marry, and when you’ll die. When his beloved little sister is assigned an imminent Death Date, seventeen-year-old Darius will stop at nothing to save her.

Billy Buckhorn and the War of Worlds

In the exciting conclusion to the Thunder Child Prophecy Series, Billy Buckhorn must now use all his powers to achieve the hoped-for victory in the prophesied final showdown between the forces of good and the forces of evil that will determine the fate of the human race.

Flash Flood

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, foster brothers Zack and Peter pull together to survive after a flash flood leaves them stranded in an evacuated neighborhood of their riverside town.

Shock Wave

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, eighteen-year-old Jake is targeted by a crime boss after he unwittingly helps a teen girl break into a houseboat.

The Freezies

The Freezies, three eleven-year-olds conceive a risky scheme to bring the plight of their asylum-seeking traveller friend to the attention of the national media.


When high school wrestler Rowan Harper finds a costly ALS treatment that might save her dad, she delves into the seedy yet profitable world of illegal underground cage fights, jeopardizing a college wrestling scholarship and her love life.

The End of Always

Ever since Isobel’s mom died, her dad won’t stop preparing for the world to end. It gets worse when he decides to move Isobel and her little sister to Endurance Ranch, a survivalist community in the middle of nowhere. A boy named Dane makes Isobel's life at the ranch better, but she realizes it's up to her to take control of her future.

Lucky Break

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Lucy "Lucky" Graves breaks her ankle in a rugby game and jeopardizes her future.

Normal Kids

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Hannah goes on a search for her younger brother, who has disappeared with their overdue rent money, and finds unexpected romance along the way.

My Life Off-Key

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Jen learns that her mom has been keeping a secret: Jen has a biological father who isn’t the dad she grew up with. Now this secret threatens to tear their family apart.


In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Dex is dropped onto a deserted tropical island to compete in a high-stakes internet reality show. He takes it to the extreme to gain the most likes and social-media followers needed to win.

The River Run

Lakota teen Alfred Swallow, along with two of his best friends, are sent to a residential boarding school that has the policy, destroy the Indian, save the man. After enduring harsh treatment and punishment, the boys decide to escape and make a run to the river.

40 Days in Hicksville

Kate just wanted to meet her infamous, estranged grandfather, she didn’t expect to encounter skulls hidden on his property. And she didn’t expect Zach, the exasperating boy next door, to be the only person who can help her solve a thirty-five-year-old cold case.

Life Expectancy

When a class play and her legal studies homework help her connect the dots, Sophie St. John makes some startling revelations about her life: she was born with a serious disease, might be very rich, and has a reduced life expectancy. Amid fear and grief, she learns how love and meaning make any life incredibly precious.

Flight Plan

In this YA thriller, thirteen-year-old Jamie’s flight is just taking off when all technology fails, plunging the world into chaos. After the pilot manages to land the plane safely, Jamie sets out on the perilous 1,200-mile journey home with the flight crew and a small group of determined passengers.

A Quiet Storm

Sydney has finally come to terms with the bullying issues she faced, but now she has a new challenge: separation anxiety. When her boyfriend shares his plans to relocate for college, Sydney compares him to her father, who also left her.


In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Amy and her estranged half sister, Mara, journey through the aftermath of a massive earthquake in search of their parents.